Only one short month ago, a woman and her son came forward to accuse Rep. Keith Ellison, second in command at the Democratic National Committee, of domestic violence and abuse. The accusation, which came from Ellison’s ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan, were immediately treated as “suspicious,” given that they came on the eve of the Minnesota Democratic primaries, a contest in which Ellison was running to become the party’s nominee for state attorney general. And while the DNC gave a vague promise to “look into” the matter, there’s been no indication that an investigation has taken place…nor that anyone on the left side of the aisle actually cares about his scandal at all.
Well, perhaps that doesn’t quite say it. Because according to Monahan herself, they care a great deal about her accusing Ellison of dragging her off the bed, screaming obscenities at her, and sending her threatening text messages. They care so much they’ve tried to discredit and isolate her so as to protect Ellison’s political fortunes.
It’s quite the contrast to the way the Democrats have received a 30+ year-old accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, even though there is exactly ZERO corroborating evidence to support the claims of Christine Blasey Ford. And this was the hypocrisy Monahan wanted to point out when she was asked if the Democratic Party lives up to their supposed standard of “believing women.”
“No they don’t,” she tweeted. “I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party. I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse.
“Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly,” she continued. “I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more. As I said before, I knew I wouldn’t be believed.”
We won’t deny that there is some element of politics on both sides of the aisle when it comes to these #MeToo accusations. Conservatives who were going to the ends of the earth to defend Roy Moore were ready to lynch Al Franken, and vice versa with the liberals. It’s not strictly a Republican or Democrat problem, it’s a politics problem. And when allegations of sexual/physical misconduct become just another tool in the war chest, well, you can’t be surprised when either side circles the wagons when one of them comes down the pike.
Of course, the main difference is that when it’s a Republican in the crosshairs, the mainstream media makes sure they are convicted in the arena of public opinion. When it’s a Democrat, there is little more than silence.